Saturday, February 27, 2010

Whew! It's Hard Work on the Crafting Farm

My daughter makes me laugh. Often when we are working together, she says, "Whew! It's hard work on the farm."  When we are working in the garden she says, "Whew! It's hard work on the garden farm".  When we're cleaning the house, "Whew! It's hard work on the house farm".   You get the idea.  So it's with her in mind that I titled today's post.  I love Saturdays!  No homeschool (although all homeschoolers know that every moment is a teachng moment), plenty of leftovers to feed the kids and plenty of crafting for me.  I had gotten together with a friend on Thursday and worked on a Waldorf "heavy baby" from some kits we had purchased.

I got as far as this that night.

And since my dear "hard-working" daughter was waiting so patiently for it to be finished, I decided to tackle that first.  In a few minutes, she was "born" and promptly named...

STAR now joins her sister doll DAWN
Best Friends Forever

Then I set my 6 year old to needlefelting in cookie cutters while I finished up a project for a friend.  One of my students had dropped out of my Knitted Farm Blanket class because she felt overwhelmed and frustrated. She came to me the other day with a bagful of knitted squares and asked if I could finish her blanket for her.  "Of course", I said and set to work all week piecing and embellishng.  I was finally able to put the finishing touches on it today and I will soon be able to present it to her in all it's glory.  So she ddn't learn the whole creative process of making a farm mat but she will have a lovely imaginative toy for her child, a piece of art for her wall and an heirloom to pass on to the next generation.  I can feel satisfied in that.

Just another day on the crafting farm.


  1. They turned out so cute! Where did you get the kits? from Phylis?

  2. Amy Rider JohnsonMarch 5, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    I love that! Those dolls are amazing :)
    Can I start requesting a Christmas gift list? I will pay for shipping from TN ;)

  3. Where did you get the doll kit from?

  4. Melissa Zurn-DeckerMarch 5, 2010 at 4:42 PM

    You are amazing!

  5. Nani Lauriano LuculescuMarch 5, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    these mats are so cute! I bet we could make a doll pattern ourselves...I just bought a tracing tool & paper for pattern making & am learning how in my sewing class.